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Metaphysica

International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics

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Relations and Order-Sensitivity

David Liebesman
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Published Online: 2014-10-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mp-2014-0025

Abstract

I ate my broccoli, though my broccoli did not eat me. The eating relation, like many other relations, differentiates between its arguments. The fact that eating holds between a and b does not entail that it holds between b and a. How are we to make sense of this? The standard view is that relations are sensitive to the order of their arguments. As natural as this view is, it has been the target of a powerful objection from Kit Fine. I examine Fine’s objection and defend the standard view.

Keywords: metaphysics; relations; Kit Fine

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Published Online: 2014-10-21

Published in Print: 2014-11-28


Citation Information: Metaphysica, Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 409–429, ISSN (Online) 1874-6373, ISSN (Print) 1437-2053, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mp-2014-0025.

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